Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale
From Firestone Walker Brewing Co. – A British Pale Ale never tasted so fresh. We challenge our good friends across the pond to match this one. Can’t be done. We’ve honored the traditions of the great British Pale brewers of Burton-on-Trent using our patented Firestone Union oak barrels. You’re left with a mild blend of vanilla and toasted oak flavor touched with an elegant hint of English noble hops. DBA is the flagship of our company and wildly popular.
Firestone Walker Brewing – Double Barrel Ale – 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 5.0% abv.
Appearance: A clear rust with a fine, off-white head that dissipated quickly.
Aroma: Very subtle, as an English bitter is supposed to be with French bread and gentle hop aromas.
Taste: Hints of black tea and unfiltered, dark honey are present, but disappear quickly. The East Kent Golding hops really shine through on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Barely carbonated with the tiniest of bubbles. Slightly creamy on the tongue but finishes clean.
Overall: A fantastic showing for the style. Boddingtons ain’t got shit on this beer.